Tucker Carlson debated a Democratic attorney who said there has been an "exaggeration" of the impact of FBI officials named in the inspector general's report on the 2016 election.

Julian Epstein, who served as chief Democratic counsel on the House Judiciary Committee, said the misconduct of FBI officials is "an abuse" and significant.

However, he said people should not "exaggerate the significance" of that abuse.

Epstein said implicated FBI official Peter Strzok, while exposed as a partisan, was "not going to make the determination in the Clinton probe."

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He said there also was "no role" for Strzok in the decision-making of the Mueller probe, with which he later was involved.

Tucker Carlson said that the right has been told not to "impugn" the members of the Mueller probe despite Strzok and others being "full-blown lunatics."

Epstein said Robert Mueller and former FBI Director James Comey are Republicans, a point Carlson said was irrelevant.


"Bill Kristol is a Republican," Carlson remarked, referring to the high-profile Trump critic who is also the editor-at-large of the Republican-minded Weekly Standard magazine.

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